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# What is a flat line in rugby?

Updated: 10/22/2022

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Normally when you see the back line up behind the forwards when on an attacking ball the line is diagonal which allows for the attack to take place and players are then technically behind the ball carrier. IN an defensive line the backs will line up in a straight line (Flat) This allows them to implement a rush defense where the defending team will run at their opposite number to either intercept, tackle of spoil the pass of the attacking team.

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